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Phil West  says:

BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

BMW’s long-anticipated new S1000RR-based super naked has just been unveiled at the Milan Show and these are the first official pictures. It features a retuned, 160bhp version of the S1000RR’s 999cc inline four engine, an electronics package including BMW’s Race ABS, ASC traction control and two power modes, kerb weight of just 207kg and is expected to be priced under £10,000. The...

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Sep 10

Posts: 31


Both bikes look very nice, rumours said the S1000R would be nearer 180BHP like the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, but as a lot of people will point out you can't use it due to no faring!

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Jan 11

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yzrm1 says:



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Nov 03

Posts: 2142

saturn392 says:


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder thinks this bike looks like the bees knees. 

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May 06

Posts: 92

rmbridge says:

Under 10K I doubt it!  I would imagine more like 11.5k.  If it is £9999 then its a bargain compared to the other models out there.  Especially with the electronic package included.

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

I hope someone will be making a kit to replace that asymetric headlight, looks awful, rest of bike is cool.

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May 06

Posts: 92

rmbridge says:

Got to say it looks like a budget model.  Look at those footrests and exposed CAT under the engine.  Nasty.  If it comes in at 10k with the electronics it will sell.

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Oct 05

Posts: 528

evilamnesiac says:

budget model. thoughts exactly! where did BMW's quirky originality go? It looks the embodiment of generic to me, compared to the new 1200 monster, Z1000R, KTM 1290 it looks like a chinese startups first attempt at a big bike, it will be awesome to ride I'm sure, but hard to get excited about.

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Feb 12

Posts: 238

Titosfuneral says:

maybe under £10k before vat and taxes, delivery etc.

 It's not going to be under £10k on the road.


btw, does anyone else think the new rt looks like someone photoshopped it... stretching it out, the putting the faring on about 9 inches too far forward?


They need to get David Robb back in the design department a.s.a.p. because in some strange way that RT looks old fashioned.


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Apr 13

Posts: 18

Zinfandel92 says:


If BMW wants to compare the S1000R with, let say, the Z1000 or the CB 1000 R, it might be a great bike with a competitive price. It is announced with 12.8000 Euro, which means about 10.700£ currently, so I think the price is ok.

But if you want to compare it with the new KTM superduke 1290, BMW did everything wrong. It looks better, it is more powerful, is  and it does not cost that much more. Pity.

Why is it about 207 kg, heavier than the RR, if the superduke has only 180kg? Why didn't they just released it with about 190 bhp? Sure, you do not need the 180 hp from the superduke... but most likely you want it.

So I do not think this bike will be a big success. Let's see.




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Feb 10

Posts: 379


How original.......NOT !!!

Oh dear, oh dear.......Sorry to be the party pooper folks but the `Most radical naked yet',

do me a favour governor.

A stripped down S1000 RR, re-tuned engine and a little bit of tacky black plastic to hide the nasties lurking underneath? Where's the totally fresh new bike?

The `new' R1200RT has a cool look, but i'll reserve judgement for these until when i see them  in the flesh so too speak.

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